Boots on the Ground Support

The Institute for Disaster Management is committed to training members of the community to respond to all hazards. This includes educational outreach, training and certifications, as well as evaluating emergency plans and programs. We are open to offering our services to any group or organization looking to expand their disaster knowledge. See on our training courses page for descriptions of courses we currently offer. In addition, you can also review our consulting page to see services IDM can provide. If you don’t see what you are looking for, feel free to reach out, we are always developing new courses and can create a custom plan to fit your needs.


Graduate Certificate in Crisis, Risk, and Disaster Communication approved for Fall 2024

The University of Georgia has been approved to offer a Graduate Certificate in Crisis, Risk, and Disaster Communication (CRDC), a program that will educate students in skills needed for proactive,


Prepared For Whatever Tomorrow Brings

Elizabeth Hardister had her eyes set on getting a master’s degree from the University of Georgia Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) before she had even declared an undergraduate major. Her


You Don’t Have to be a Disaster Management Minor to Make a Difference

It’s a common misconception: disaster management is a one-minded field. A branch of public health, disaster management is nothing if not multidisciplinary. It is everywhere and in everything. Its principles